DECEMBER 12, 2016 – The monthly luncheon was held today. After a very mild winter so far, it has arrived.  The temperature is below freezing and we had a little snow but it melted in time for us to get out.  Jim Paisley attended his first luncheon  and we are hoping we will see him at many more. Picture is on our shutter fly account. We found a way to be together before the end of the year, and it was a special day for your class.

Today we gave our annual donations out to the community.  Parkinson Group All Shook Up and Heartbeats, each received $700.00 for their programs. Kimberly Cooper of Heartbeats gave a talk on all the services they provide.  You will find the picture in our shutter fly account.  We are holding the balance of the money back in case we find that something comes up we can help and be a part of either in the community or if a classmate would need a little help.  Your class is a very special group of people.  Being a part of something bigger than ourselves is very rewarding.  This is where each of us must keep our eyes open and if we hear of a classmate who could use a little assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me and it will be presented to the class.

We have lost two classmates in the last week.

Richard Cameron passed  away on December 3, 2016, following a lengthy battle with Parkinson’s.  He is survived by Barbara (Sidwell) Cameron; his four children, Clint (Cindy) Cameron, Andy (Cathy Parker) Cameron, Cara (David) Smith and Dow (Kathryn Shatto) Cameron all of Zanesville; 9 grandchildren; a brother, James (Joan) Cameron; a sister Susan Gormley of Zanesville; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends. Our condolences to all his family and friends.

Elizabeth Jackson Dunlap passed away on December 4, 2016.  She is survived by her husband, Clem Dunlap, Sr.; two daughters, Jennifer (Danny) Pyle of Chandlersville and Pamela (Randy) Pyle of Zanesville; a son, Clem (Eyvette) Dunlap, Jr. of Zanesville; seven grandchildren; four great grandchildren; siblings Bernard (Dee) Jackson, Will Jackson, Ruth (Donn) Brill, Martha Bracken, Richard (Debbie) Jackson and Kathy (Steve) Kelso. Our condolences to all her family and friends.

We have had two classmates have surgery this past week. Ron Davis had to go back and have a second total hip replacement.  He is now home and physical therapy is in his future for a while.  JoAnn Longstreth Mount had major surgery and is recovering at Riverside Medical Center in Columbus. Roberta Conkle Watton has now finished a round of chemo and doing well and Eleanor Dunmire Jones is also having health issues.  A card was sent to each of them.  Once again we can only send cards if we know. Please keep us informed so everyone is a part of the class.

Please mark your calendars for July 28th and 29th, 2017, as this is the date the 60th Class Reunion is scheduled and the information will be mailed in the near future.  When you receive your letter, we ask that you make sure it is filled out and returned as promptly as possible.  The booklet will contain your mailing information and if there are changes we will need to have them so the information is correct.  Once the booklet is done  no changes will be made, so keep this in mind.

Francis Holzschuher gave the benediction. When we finished eating were treated to a delicious variety of cookies furnished by our waitress, Angie, who has been taking care of us for the last nine years.  I want to take this opportunity to thank each of you for being such a wonderful group of people to be around.  May God bless you with a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year. Until we meet again in the new year 2017 my prayers are for each of you.

NOVEMBER 14, 2016 – Today  19 classmates and spouses joined together for the monthly luncheon. It was a good turnout and it was an important day, as the decision was made on our annual donations for 2016.

There was a lot of discussion on how to use the money.  Since we now have $2,000.00, we wanted to really think it through as to how best to serve the community.

A vote was taken and the results are as follows:  We will be donating $700.00 each to Parkinson Group All Shook Up and Heartbeats of Zanesville.  The rest of the money will be held over in case we find a worthy cause throughout the coming year.  As I have stated before, you are all a part of the class and have a voice.  If you know of a classmate or a cause that we can serve, we are open for ALL suggestions.

Your class is a very special and caring group and we are all proud to be a part of it.  The luncheons have now gone on for nine years and the enthusiasm remains very high.  We are able to keep in contact and have a way of connecting those who are unable to join us.  We constantly pray for each of the classmates who are ill.  Jeanette Harmon Hennessy is recovering from surgery and doing well, and Earl Miller is having health issues and we need to keep them in our prayers.  Cards went out to each of them today.

I am sorry to report that we have lost another classmate.  Barbara Toler Dalton passed away on Friday, November 11, 2016, after a most fierce courageous battle with cancer for 20 months. She is survived by one son, Chad Dalton of Reynoldsburg, Ohio; one sister, Dr. Brenda Toler of Worthington, Ohio, one granddaughter, Tiesha Pardon-Dalton of Columbus, Ohio and numerous nieces and nephews.  Our condolences to all her family and friends.

Pauline Snelling Davis gave the benediction.  Then we hurried off to eat as the discussion period lasted awhile and everyone was hungry.  We had a nice visit and always had lots of laughs.  May god bless each of you and your friends and have a wonderful Thanksgiving.  Till next month, hoping many of you will be able to join us before the next holiday of CHRISTMAS.

OCTOBER 10, 2016 – On a clear and crisp day the monthly luncheon was held with 18 classmates and friends.  It is wonderful that we are able to gather together in friendship and appreciate life in general.

NEXT MONTH IS VERY IMPORTANT – We will be making the decision as to where all the money which we have collected will be donated.  If you are unable to attend and would like a voice in where the money should go, PLEASE do not hesitate to get in touch with me.  The vote is important as the funds has now grown to $1,942.00 thanks to the generosity of the classmates.   Sherrie Supplee Brubaker is unable to attend the luncheons due to health issues and sent us a contribution and we are very appreciative.  Thanks, Sherrie.

Nancy Knowlton Gregg is having serious health issue and her family has requested a card shower celebrating her birthday on October 14th.  If you would like to send a card and do not have her address, please give me a call.  I do not publish addresses or telephone numbers on our web site to try and protect the classmates.

Eileen Slater Sgontz is recovering from a knee replacement and we wish her well. We sent a few cards to classmates who are under the weather, JoAnn Longstreth Mount and Willa Ruth Garich Deveny.  We will keep them in our prayers. Earl Miller is having some health problems and I ask that we also keep him in our prayers.

Earl Sims gave the benediction and as always there was a lot of laughter and teasing going on.  As we go forward, remember our Veterans and all the sacrifices they have made and continue to make to try and keep this country safe.

Always remember if there is something you want the class to know and unable to attend our monthly get together, please contact me and I will gladly pass it on.  God bless each and everyone.

SEPTEMBER 12, 2016 – On a clear and beautiful day 24 classmates and guests met for the monthly luncheon. John and Maudean Bamfield are visiting from Fort Worth, Texas and found time to join us. After long absence because of ill health, Mike Erichsen was with us once again. It is always great to be with friends.

It is time to plan ahead and we will be having our 60th class reunion next year. Please mark your calendars NOW so you will be able to attend. It will be on July 28th and 29th, 2017. More information later but we wanted you to know the dates so you will be able to plan accordingly.

We have lost another classmate. Lanny D. Sims passed away on September 3, 2016. He is survived by his wife, Debra Sims; two daughters, Stephanie (Chad) Pond and Lisa (Rocco) Lombardi; two sons, Scott Sims and Eric (Sara) Sims, step-daughter, Cynthia (Michael) Premeaux; nine grandchildren; sister, Carol (Gene) agin; and two brothers, Mike (Mary) Sims and Ron (Allison) Sims. Our prayers and condolences to all of his family and friends.

Please keep Earl Miller in your prayers as he is having some health issues at this time.

Our charity fund has now grown to $1,884.00 through the generosity of the classmates.

Tom Hall gave the benediction and everyone enjoyed visiting with old friends from far and near.

AUGUST 8, 2016 – What a fun time today as we gathered for the monthly lunch at the Golden Corral.  We had 19 in attendance .

Sandra Wright Douglas has now moved back from Florida and will be joining us each month.  We are glad that Florida is not keeping our classmates as we love having them home again.  You can find Sandy’s picture on our shutter fly account.

We are sending a card to Eleanor Dunmire Jones, as we learned she took a pretty hard fall.  Prayers are sent her way.  Let us know if you would like to hear from us.

The charity fund continues to grow with the generosity of the classmates.   With today’s donations, the fund is now at $1,869.00.  What else can I say except WOW!  Great classmates.

The committee is working on the reunion for our 60th and should have a date by next month.

Ron Davis was back after his accident at the ball field when he was UMPIRING.  He was knocked down and broke his hip.  After the surgery and rehab, he is looking mighty good.  Can’t keep a good man down.  Ron gave the benediction  and the chatter continued.

JULY 11, 2016 – We continue to hold monthly luncheons even when we have just had an event.  Some classmates stay over and join us for another day, and we really appreciate seeing them.  Ruth Lincicome Cassidy and David Gale attended today.  Louis (Butch) Lacey, who hadn’t been with us for a long while, was back along with his daughter.  We were really glad to see him again.

I don’t have much news since the picnic was just Saturday.  I was able to report that the Chinese Auction brought in $305.00, making the charity fund $1,813.00.  Today’s donations of $29.00 now gives us $1,842.00.

Ron Davis is improving since his accident at the ball game on July 4th, where he was knocked down and suffered a hip injury.  He had surgery on Tuesday for a new hip and is now at Sterling Suites for rehab.  Please keep him in your prayers.

If anyone has pictures from the picnic and would like to have them on shutter fly, please send me copies.  I didn’t get many pictures and the group picture is not the best.  Hopefully someone has some good photos.

You can always go to the shutter fly account and look it over.  Let me know if you have any questions.

All in all the classmates enjoyed being together and seeing old friends.

Marcia Nethers Imlay gave the benediction today.  God bless the Class of 1957.  Hoping to see many of you next month.

JUNE 13, 2016 – The classmates came together on a very beautiful day for the luncheon.  There were 18 in attendance today. Let us keep the tragedy in Orlando, Florida in our prayers.

We had a discussion on the picnic which is just around the corner.  July 9th is the day at the Dresden Park in Dresden, Ohio.  Please review your letter for directions, etc.  Also, if you don’t want to sit on the picnic benches, bring your lawn chairs.  You will need to provide your own beverages as this year it is very informal and just a fun get together.   We now have approximately 73 reservations so we will have a lot of catching up to do with all the classmates.

We sent get well cards to: Paul (Buddy) Cheek, who has been having some heart problems and will not be attending the picnic; Nancy Knowlden Gregg, who was in the hospital regarding her diabetes, and Mike Erichsen, who has been having some health issues.  Please keep them in your prayers.  As before if you know of anyone in the class who is ill, etc and would like to hear from us, please let us know.

The charity fund continues to grow and we now have $1,398.00 from the generosity of your classmates.  We received generous contributions from Willits Sawyer and Tony Courtney this month.  Thank you all for all you do to support our cause.  Class of 1957 is a great class to be a part of.

Looking forward to seeing everyone at the Picnic, and if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Let us keep the victims and families of the tragedy in Orlando, Florida in our prayers. We never know what is around the corner in our lives.  Shirley Bennett gave the benediction and a fun time was had by all.

MAY 9, 2016 – The weather is killing us.  First rain then a little sunshine and cold.  Oh well, it’s still early May, but lets hope for warmer temperatures soon.  We had 18 in attendance today.

We didn’t have much news to share with each other, but it is always great to be able to get together.  We have learned that each day is precious and we should enjoy ourselves.  What better way than picking on your classmates and having a fun time.

The charity fund continues to grow and we now have $1,084.00.  Please remember we are open for suggestions on how to distribute the funds later in the year.  We are truly blessed to have such caring classmates who want to make a different in our community.

REMEMBER THE PICNIC IS FAST APPROACHING AND THE DEADLINE FOR RESERVATIONS IS JUNE 10TH.  The number is growing and we look forward to having a fun and relaxing afternoon on July 9, 2016.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to give us a call.

If you have any information you would like the classmates to have just let us know.

Earl Miller gave the benediction and we hurried off to the food line.  Have a great month!!!!

APRIL 11, 2016
The monthly luncheon was held today after a week-end of cold and rainy weather. Although it was a rainy morning the temperature was 50 and much better than in the last week. Hopefully as we move forward and the weather improves even more classmates will try and join us.

We would like to thank Steve Sturtevant and Maynard Honesty for their very generous contributions to our annual charity fund. Steve lives in California and Maynard is in Pennsylvania, yet they continue to be a big part of the class. We are a blessed class to have great classmates. Our charity fund is now at $1,058.00 for this year. If any of you have suggestions as to where you would like to see donations go, please don’t hesitate to let us know. We are always open for suggestions.

Now on a sad note, I have to report that we have lost three classmates in the last month.

On March 17, 2016, Carl Ervin Williams passed away. He is survived by a son, Daniel Williams, a daughter, Dianna Evans, a step-son, Richard Tellez, a step daughter Debbie Duniver, a brother Larry Williams and good friends, Gene (Kathy) Hanning. Our condolences and prayers to his family and friends.

On April 5, 2016, Betty Wilhite Quinn passed away at Doctors Hospital in Columbus, OH. She is survived by her sons, Rick (Carol) Miller of Zanesville, Jeff (Lisa) Miller of California; Michael (Jessica) Miller of Galloway, OH; step-daughter, Holly (Edward) Jenney of Nashport; brother, Lauren “Pete” Wilhite of Florida; sister, Dorothy Gina Donnelly of California, several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Our condolences and prayers to her family and friends.

Judy Pettit Caldwell passed away on April 8, 2016 following an extended illness. She is survived by her husband, James Caldwell; daughter and son-in-law Jenny and Jeff Hart; and two grandchildren: Colin and Tierza Hart. Our condolences and prayers to her family and friends.

Reservations are coming in for the upcoming picnic in July. Looking forward to having a good turn out. Put us on your calendars and join us for a relaxing afternoon. Any questions, please give me a call.

Eleanor Norris Whitehouse gave the benediction and lots of chatter begin. Have a great month and hope we can begin to enjoy better weather in dear old Zanesville.

MARCH 14, 2016 – It was a beautiful day to get out and enjoy being with our old friends with the temperature around 68 degrees.

First, I must apologize for any inconvenience my error in Vonda’s address has caused.  Since I don’t print addresses, etc. on the website, I ask that you go to our shutter fly account for the correction. I did email the correction to all the classmates that I have an email address.  I also sent out the correction by mail to the rest of the names. If  you have not received a correction and have mailed your reservation in, please let me know.

The charity fund continues to climb and we have received a couple of donations from classmates who will not be attending our summer event.  We thank Donna Mercer German and Betsy Charles Sharp for thinking of us.  The current total is now $523.00.

I regret to tell you that we have lost another classmate.  Dawn Russell Mayle passed away March 9, 2016, at Scioto Point Nursing Home.  She is survived by her sons, Randy (Sandy) Mayle, Rick (Teresa) Mayle, Rusty Mayle; brother, Tommy Russell, Jr.; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.  Our condolences to her family and friends.

Mike Erichsen is a little under the weather and we have sent him a card.  Please keep him and all classmates who are having health issues in your prayers.

Shirley Bennett gave the invocation and another month is quickly passing by.  Happy St. Patrick’s Day and especially a blessed Easter to each of you.

FEBRUARY 8, 2016 – With the mix of rain and snow, the monthly luncheon was held with 15 classmates.

Discussion was held and the plans for the annual picnic are now final.  It will be held on July 9th, at the Dresden Picnic Grounds. The price is $8.00 per person and we will have chicken, potato salad, baked beans, slaw and cookie.  Beverages are not included.  We will also have a Chinese auction if we get enough items.  The letter is going out this week, so mark your calendars and plan on joining us on  JULY 9, 2016.

The Charity Fund total is now $449.99.

No other news to report this month.  If you have anything you would like to share with the class, please do not hesitate to let us know.

Phyllis Young Bradshaw gave the benediction today and lots of laughs were shared.  Have a wonderful Valentine’s Day.

JANUARY 11, 2016 – Another year has rolled by and now it is 2016.  With temperatures in the low 20’s today classmates still made the effort and joined together for the monthly luncheon. We had 23 in attendance today.  Ron Wetherell was in town from Florida and joined us.  Until now we have been blessed with a mild winter, but now it is setting in.  Snow is coming and frigid temperatures are upon us.

We had a discussion on the annual get together for summer and it was unanimous that we should continue with the yearly event.   Mark your calendars for July 9th and plan on joining us.  The plans are incomplete at this time, but as soon as possible we will let you know, but we just want you to know the date at this time.  If you have any input, please don’t hesitate to let me know.

We received very nice thank you notes from the recipients of our charity donations.  The fund is now growing again and we are at $423.00 going forward.

I am sorry to report that we have lost another classmate.  Janet Wilson Lang passed away on December 29, 2015.  She is survived by four children, Kelly (Dudley) Cramer of St. Clairsville, Denise Ottman of Lewis Center, Ohio, Lisa Madinger of Arizona and Todd (Jan) Lang of Zanesville, also, her sister Phyllis White of Canton, Ohio; brother-in-law, Dr. Charles Mattingly of Dublin, Ohio; five grandchildren, Alyssa Madinger, Michael Ottman, Stephen and Emily Cramer and Michele Lang; and several nieces and nephews.  Our condolences to her family and friends.  Please keep them in your prayers.

Joe Kennedy gave the invocation and a good time was had by all.  Have a warm and cozy January and hope that many of you who have not attended our get together will consider joining us in the future.  Life is short and friendships are valuable.

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